Wales Home news Au­gust 2017

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL SPORTS - By: Re­becca Tay­lor

The month of Au­gust meant more awe­some­ness through­out the Home. Some ac­tiv­i­ties and of­fices were moved at the end of the month due to our ren­o­va­tions, which are pro­gress­ing well. In ad­di­tion to our usual monthly ac­tiv­i­ties which in­clude carpet bowl­ing, bingo, church ser­vices and sto­ry­telling, here are some of this month’s high­lights.

On the 2nd, the Ma­sonic Lodge hosted a bar­be­cue at the Wales Home for all res­i­dents and em­ploy­ees. We would like to thank them for this spe­cial treat. Fol­low­ing the de­li­cious lunch of hot­dogs, ham­burg­ers, potato salad, coleslaw, lemonade and ice cream treats, a dance was held in the main din­ing room.

Zoother­apy was held in the nurs­ing care units on the morn­ing of the 3rd. Amongst the spe­cial feathered and furred vis­i­tors were some baby rab­bits. This month we in­tro­duced some new tools and games on the nurs­ing care units’ floors in­clud­ing a game with scents, and puppy and kitty play with in­ter­ac­tive an­i­mals which are bat­tery pow­ered and de­signed to act like real an­i­mals. Our puppy’s name is Ho­race and our cat’s name is Wales.

Res­i­dents and their driv­ers en­joyed a chance to see the Scott Woods show at Rich­mond Re­gional High School on the 8th. A trip to Brasserie Bromp­ton was held on the 15th for lunch. This month’s birth­day party was hosted by the Cleve­land Women’s In­sti­tute on the af­ter­noon of the 16th on the 4th floor. Happy birth­day to ev­ery­one who cel­e­brated. A mu­si­cal trio played for res­i­dents in the liv­ing room on the af­ter­noon of the 17th. The movie Big Mir­a­cle was shown in the liv­ing room on the af­ter­noon of the 24th and movie-style pop­corn was also served.

Our an­nual golf tour­na­ment was held on the 24th at the Longchamps Golf Course. It was another suc­cess­ful fundrais­ing event that in­cluded eigh­teen holes of golf, a ban­quet sup­per and a silent auc­tion.

On the af­ter­noon of the 25th, I had the op­por­tu­nity to of­fer an ac­tiv­ity to the res­i­dents. I hosted a book launch for my fic­tional novel The Moderna Way, in the main din­ing room. Res­i­dents and vis­i­tors had the op­por­tu­nity to find out about the book that I be­gan work­ing on, even be­fore my ca­reer at the Wales Home be­gan. I feel ex­tremely grate­ful to be able to cel­e­brate this im­por­tant mile­stone in my life with them and to have their sup­port and friend­ship. At the launch re­fresh­ments of punch and cook­ies were served. The nap­kins with horse­shoes on them went with the book’s western theme and door prizes (a copy of the book) were won by Joan Brotz­man, Ca­role Quin­lan, and Jeane Corey.

Our sym­pa­thies are ex­tended to the fam­ily and friends of Hazel Car­son who passed away this month. Best wishes are ex­tended to Peter Lani­gan who has moved to be closer to friends.

If you are look­ing for more in­for­ma­tion af­ter you’ve read the de­tails be­low, you can visit our web­site at www.waleshome.ca and Face­book page at https://www.face­book.com/pages/r%c3%a9sidence­wales-home-chsld-wales-inc/359173890897086 for pho­tos, news up­dates and a copy of the monthly ac­tiv­ity cal­en­dar and chat­ter. You can also give us a call at 819-826-3266 for in­for­ma­tion on ad­mis­sions, pric­ing etc., or if you’d like to be­come a vol­un­teer. We are cur­rently seek­ing vol­un­teers to drive res­i­dents to/from med­i­cal ap­point­ments and to do some one-on-one vis­it­ing with res­i­dents.

Our can­dle­light evening is com­ing up on Novem­ber 3rd. Cur­rently we have sold 276 can­dles and our goal for this year is to light 1200 can­dles with the prof­its from the evening be­ing used to up­date the Shaw 1 and 2 so­lar­i­ums with new light­ing etc. The cost per can­dle is $10 (for ev­ery five can­dles pur­chased you re­ceive a bonus can­dle for free) and you may make your pur­chase by con­tact­ing Re­becca Tay­lor by phone at 819826-3266 ext.221 or by e-mail at rtay­lor@waleshome.ca. You can also mail a cheque to The Wales Home Foun­da­tion, 506 Route 243 North, Cleve­land, QC J0B 2H0. Your sup­port is much ap­pre­ci­ated.

If you are look­ing for ideas for an in­ter­est­ing book to read, copies of “Me­mories Ev­er­last­ing,” are still avail­able for sale both at the Wales Home and at Papeterie 2000 in Rich­mond. They are $20 and can be pur­chased by con­tact­ing Re­becca Tay­lor by phone at 819-826-3266 ext.221 or by e-mail at rtay­lor@waleshome.ca. Mail­ing is avail­able for an ad­di­tional cost. We are cur­rently work­ing on the se­quel which will be ti­tled “Time­less Me­mories.”

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